'transformation' Tagged Sermons
God has a plan for each of us and it has nothing to do with our doing better. Jesus’ hands laid the foundation and His hands will finish the work.
Because Jesus dwells in us, and because His true church is New Jerusalem, we are a city without walls. The church is all over the world, He is all over the world in His people who bring absolute truth and government into their circles of influence.
God had a better idea than the stone temple. He moved inside His people to change our thinking. He created lively stones who would hold themselves accountable to the Word of God. We will be a visible temple for all the world to see – living in the full stature of Christ Jesus.
There are two spiritual kingdoms – the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan. The desire to do His will is the ingrained evidence of God’s indwelling presence. The new man would want to do what pleases God. The old man cannot because it’s not under His dominion. If I want to do His will, He will lead me because I’m not in conflict with Him.
When we go to the altar and give our life to Christ, that’s just the beginning. We have to come to the place where we see the gift we’ve been given as priceless and worth any cost to hold on to. He who endures to the end shall be saved.
Romans 12:2 tells us to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Pastor Ricley explains that this happens as we give our minds into His hands.
We’re in an hour when the Church can’t afford to get it’s eyes off the eternal. We no longer have the time to become entangled in earthly squabbles. If ever the light of Jesus needed to shine, it is now. If we’re going to take the message of salvation to the world, our vessels must be clean. Jesus will cleanse this temple that we are if we want Him more than we want the…
Joseph is a picture of Christ and Tamar is a picture of a worthy bride, willing to risk it all – even unto death – to bring glory to God. God uses her life as an admonition to us – do we choose to be a concubine or the bride? To pretend or to marry truth? Anyone can go to church – but not just any bride will do. The choice starts with us.
God is bringing the church to an appointment with change. Some of us are still in “take your ease, easy living Christianity” mode. Others already know Jesus as their very breath, their shield and buckler. Knowing Him less is as nothing and all of Christianity is going to get rid of the foolishness as we come under pressure. In 2 Timothy 3, Paul was writing to Timothy…
The events that are going on around us and the demands on our time press us to choose between the material world we live in and the realities of eternal choices. God is bringing all of our hearts into a place of decision about what we want to do with Him. When we assign a number to our days we maintain a sense of where we are on the timeline and a motivation to hold to…